Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce or reshape labia minora (skin around the vaginal openness).
Why should I have labiaplasty surgery?
Some women are born with big, thick or irregular small vulva lips (labias); in other women it develops after birth or hormonal changes. Growing small lips are seen when the legs are not separated, it causes embarrassment and distancing in relations, and can be reason for break ups. What is more, it can be noticeable from tight clothes and may cause discomfort during sexual relation, exercise or with tight clothes. Solutions for big labias are presented with labiaplasty surgery.
What should I expect from the operation?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the lips (labia minor) or reshape them. In this technique, normal labia appearance is provided with almost no scars. Generally, it is a simple outpatient procedure, and operated with local anesthesia, light sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure takes around 1 hour, and after a hospital follow-up for a given period following the surgery, it would be possible to rest in your own house. While most of the people can go back to work within a couple of days, sexual activity is forbidden for a couple of weeks after the surgery.
How is the recovery period? How long resting is needed? When can you continue exercising?
After the surgery, your doctor will give you information about points to pay attention and follow-up process.
- There may be complaints of dull ache.
- Bed rest is recommended on surgery day.
- You can go back to your work in a couple of days depending on your movement level at work.
*Tiring physical activity and sexual relation is forbidden for a couple of weeks after the surgery.
What are the complications of surgery?
Complications are rare as in other cosmetic procedures, there can be infection and swelling. Your plastic surgeon will give you detailed information about the expected results including possible complications.
When will we see the absolute results of the surgery?
The results of the surgery will be seen right after the procedure. As the swellings are reduced, recovery will continue. Generally, in two weeks, cuts recover, swelling and bruises pass. Small amount of swellings may continue for a couple of months after the surgery. Final contour and scar results continues at least 6 months after the surgery.